(INDIANAPOLIS, February 19, 2010) State Senator R. Michael Young (R-Indianapolis) today announced his candidacy for Congress in Indiana’s 4th District at a Statehouse news conference.
Young, a conservative Republican, represents state Senate district 35 that includes the west side of Marion County (Indianapolis) and portions of Johnson and Morgan counties. He has gained a reputation in the Statehouse as being one of the few legislators who thoroughly reads every bill before casting a vote.
“When the health care bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives this summer we all watched news reports pointing out that most members of Congress didn’t even read the bill,” said Young.
Sen. Young believes he is the best choice for Indiana’s conservative voters fed up with promises of “reform” and government bailouts that have not worked and put Americans into greater debt. He vows to run on the issues of using tax cuts to spark the economy and create jobs, citing the success of this strategy under President Ronald Reagan. Further, he opposes the bailouts that the government has used extensively in an attempt to bolster the economy.
“Bailouts to failing companies do not create jobs, they destroy the economic engine that creates jobs,” said Young “ Bailouts are not the American way, and we must stop relying on government to create jobs. Government does not create jobs, but it can destroy them through its misguided economic policies.”
Young, an attorney, lives in Indianapolis and has three children. He was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 2000 and is the only candidate in this race who is a member of the Indiana Senate Conservative Caucus. Prior to that, he was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1986-2000 and a member of the Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals from 1980-1982. He was awarded the Indiana State Public Employee's Legislator of Year in 1995.